Project Delivery: Wheatbelt NRM, Individual Landholder
Contact: Guy Boggs
Website: Wheatbelt NRM Website
Start Date: 2014 End Date: 2017
Area (Ha): 178
The aim of this demonstration site is to assess the impact of incorporating mulch from existing oil mallee belts in the alleys between the belts and determine if it increases the soil carbon content and improves the soil biology.
Existing oil mallee belts will be harvested and mulched in a one pass operation and then spread on the cropped area between the belts providing a source of carbon/organic matter. The cropped alley will also have a microbial based compost tea sprayed onto it with the aim that this will inoculate the oil mallee mulch with active microbes which may not currently exist in the cropped paddock due to conventional cropping practices. Click here for more information on carbon farming.
Project outputs will be added once the trial has been completed.